By: Red Pill | 03-31-2018 | News
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Trump Takes on Bezos

In the age of big tech and it's endless assault upon American values including free speech and privacy concerns - the monopolistic behavior of some corporations is absolutely terrifying - which is why President Trump is now seeking to have The Washington Post register as a lobbyist for Amazon.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon. That amounts to Billions of Dollars. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that “the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,” and that…</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="">March 31, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">…does not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a “lobbyist” and should so REGISTER. If the P.O. “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.” This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!</p>&mdash; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="">March 31, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Amazon is one of the world's most powerful companies, who through their extensive Alexa services and online marketplace have been able to acquire a massive amount of profits making them the<a href=""> second-most valuable company </a>in the United States of America.

Despite this, Amazon<a href=""> paid zero dollars in federal taxes </a>in 2017. During the previous five years, Amazon reported U.S. profits of $8.2 billion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of just 11.4 percent, which is stunning, to say the least.

How such a behemoth corporation is able to avoid taxation is mind-boggling to most, and it means they're able to expend an enormous amount of capital towards whatever goals they have in mind.

For Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world as of 2017 standards, much of that profit has been used to acquire mass media as well as reinvestments in the company.

Bezos is widely known for his acquisition of the Washington Post, and it's controversial hiring, such as former Clinton Campaign manager John Podesta.

It's no mistaking reality in suggesting that the Washington Post is heavily liberal-leaning, and often times, actually more often than not, tends to push the policies of what would be referred to as “globalization,” that consists of open borders, restricting Constitutional Rights in regards to the Second Amendment allowance of Americans owning firearms, “Sanctuary City” policies of allowing illegal aliens to roam freely, silencing the First Amendment based upon controversial speech, among many other things.

If you ask anyone, they'd tell you the Washington Post has a liberal bias. That's fine, they're entitled to, but they're acting in the sense that they're a political action committee for the Democratic Party.

The same could be said about numerous mainstream media outlets, such as CNN, MSNBC, or other similar left-leaning mouthpieces who refuse to report on the controversies surrounding any Democrat while simultaneously running Anti-Trump propaganda the entire day.

I think most Americans have come to accept this as just how the mainstream media operates, and as a result Trump supporters have chosen to pursue independent media outlets such as the one you're reading now, The Goldwater, for the latest in breaking news and reports including editorials that don't argue from the left of the spectrum.

You could say that we live in a highly politicized world now and that all journalists have a bias of some sort, and your statement would be accurate.

Washington Post seems to attract a specific style of readers, progressives, and Democrats, with the hope that they can sway “independents” or “moderates” into turning to the left.

An example would be a Washington Post headline:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">More than 4 in 10 say Trump should sell his businesses — but even more say he shouldn’t, poll finds <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Ray Long (@RayLong) <a href="">January 16, 2017</a></blockquote>

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"More than 4 in 10 say Trump should sell his businesses — but even more say he shouldn't, poll finds”.

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The Washington Post first ran this story with the above headline, although the headline has<a href=""> now been changed </a>to “A majority of Americans feel like Trump has done enough on his conflicts of interest” after numerous Conservative-leaning websites responded to WaPo as a result, such as<a href=""> Investor's Business Daily </a>and <a href=""> The Daily Caller</a>.

The original headline essentially suggested that “4 in 10 Americans suggest Trump should sell off his businesses,” which as common sense tells some of us, means six in ten, the majority, felt that he shouldn't have sold his business interests.

Their bias shows when they run a headline like this, which, in part with the attacks against them, is likely the reason for the change.

That type of calculated manipulations of a headline is intended to catch the eye of the readers, many of whom won't stop immediately to think about the other six of ten, who said his businesses were fine.

The headline should have been similar to what DCNF ran, "Majority Of Voters Support Trump's Business Decision, Poll Finds."

It's a mastery of wordsmithing, and it's propaganda. Make no mistake. Again, many of WaPo’s readership are left-leaning, and those results should have been considered an enormous victory for President Trump as is because of this fact.

Also, there's no surprise that the Washington Post would run such a headline because of those liberal-readers, but, plain and simple, it was misleading.

Yet, that's what makes such a powerful voice on the left so dangerous too.

The Washington Post, backed by Amazon's billions, has endless resources.

This is one of the reasons President Trump's demand for Amazon to register as a “lobbyist” for the Democratic Party is spot-on.

In fact, in the highly-politicized world, we live in, all media outlets should be transparent in who they support. I make no bones about the fact that I'm 100% a supporter of the 45th President of the United States of America, and have no desire to hide this in my writing either.

That being said, outside of senseless attacks on the Democratic Party, I focus on facts, specific individuals, and specific situations in which I prefer to write about. What I feel is a threat to the values I hold dear to my heart, I will write about.

Again, we're only human, and journalists make mistakes, especially in emotionally-charged situations. Nobody, from any media outlet, is innocent of this.

Amazon and the Washington Post benefit in a different way though, through advantageous relationships with the federal government which avoids them having to pay their fair share of taxes, through loopholes and carefully plotted business decisions by some of the world's best policy-makers and attorneys.

It's how any business operates, of course, to get ahead to the best of their ability. Nobody is angry that Amazon or Bezos does this, because it's by the book, in accordance with law.

The problem is in part those laws which allow for such loopholes in the first place.

"While we are on the subject, it is reported that the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon," the President tweeted. "That amounts to Billions of Dollars. The Failing N.Y. Times reports that “the size of the company’s lobbying staff has ballooned,” and that does not include the Fake Washington Post, which is used as a “lobbyist” and should so REGISTER. If the P.O. “increased its parcel rates, Amazon’s shipping costs would rise by $2.6 Billion.” This Post Office scam must stop. Amazon must pay real costs (and taxes) now!”

President Trump is referring specifically an <a href=""> The Wall Street Journal editorial </a>which quoted an analysis from Citigroup that the United States Postal Service loses $1.46 for each package delivered for Amazon.

Those numbers are staggering, considering the e-commerce giant is leading the industry in terms of both profits and sales in America via the United States Postal Service.

There's also the implication that the United States Congress has limited the Postal Service’s ability to compete fairly with the likes of FedEx and that subsidy is holding them back, as<a href=""> Fortune magazine </a>reported.

The Postal Service is unnecessarily losing money, although it's package-delivery service is definitely profitable, to the likes of Amazon.

The details of the deal between Amazon and the United States Postal Service have never been disclosed.

Those profits then go towards the Amazon CEO’s other acquisitions, such as the Washington Post.

So Amazon is benefitting in numerous ways to bolster their profits, that are then in-turn being used to assist in propaganda meant to help the Democratic Party.

It's important to note that Amazon in itself doesn't have a stake in the Washington Post, but both are undoubtedly controlled by Jeff Bezos.

Bezos has controlled the company since 2013 when he spent $250 million for the acquisition.

It's also important to note that Amazon made an <a href=""> $600 million deal with the Central Intelligence Agency </a>via their Alexa and Cloud Computing Services, considered to be the most powerful on the planet.

That deal, through Amazon's services, feeds into all 17 of the agencies which make up the intelligence community. It gives those agencies on-demand access for information between each other, on a level of both intelligence gathering and database organization that at the time was unparalleled.

Barack Obama was in office at the time, and James Clapper, then-Director of National Intelligence, has also come under fire over the alleged FISA abuses of the previous Administration and the misuse of the intelligence community’s capabilities to spy on Americans, including the Trump Campaign and eventual transition team.

Many have expressed concern that a media outlet, such as that of the Washington Post, having this type of connection to Amazon, is incredibly dangerous.

An example of this abuse would be that when Amazon didn't like what Wikileaks was exposing about globalist desires, they shut down access to the website. Yes,<a href=""> Wikileaks was booted </a>from Amazon's hosting service AWS as a result.

So how exactly can the Washington Post report on anything from the intelligence community, and it not be considered biased or partial?

These are legitimate questions the world has asked for years now, but nothing was done about it under the Obama regime, because, well, Amazon and the Washington Post have always been on the side of Democratic politicians.

Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman at the time of Wikileaks transparency reports around the United States of America's government called for “retaliation” against the truth-exposing company, and Wikileaks access was cut-off shortly after.

Amazon<a href=""> vehemently denied </a>any connection, saying that “WikiLeaks doesn’t own or otherwise control all the rights to this classified content.”

Semi-related, Microsoft was brought before Congress over the accusations of their extensive powers as a monopoly through antitrust suits for far less.

All you have to do, however, is take one look at the front page of The Washington Post today and you'll see several stories which are clearly anti-Trump.

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“Does Trump value expertise? It’s hard to tell from the revolving door”, “Trump accuses Amazon of ‘Post Office scam,’ falsely claims The Post is retail giant’s lobbyist”, “Trump’s dangerous plot to weaponize the Supreme Court” are just three of the stories on their front page at the time of this writing.

I see no stories whatsoever critiquing any Democrats, and again, that's their prerogative.

It's why the President has ramped up the attacks on Amazon though since it's a clear mouthpiece for the Democrats to use to attack Conservatives and especially the White House.

President Trump isn't wrong with his statements about Amazon bringing itself to the level of lobbying for the Democratic Party, or the Washington Post doing the same.

Despite the efforts of the leftist mainstream media to suggest otherwise, it's crystal-clear the agenda of those companies have been to attack President Trump and support the interests of the Democratic Party.

Such a change in the way media operates would be enormous, though.

We would then see honesty in the media, for one thing, and most of us aren't used to this from the mainstream media outlets.

Will it happen? It's very unlikely, considering Congress doesn't seem to give a damn about the interests of the people in this country, as proven by the Omnibus package, which went against the majority of the campaign promises the people of this country voted for, and instead held the military hostage to force the President to sign it.

It is however important that the American people understand these facts, and realize the threat from companies such as Amazon or others in<a href=""> “Big Tech.”</a>

It's also more ammunition for the fight to develop and<a href="">Internet Bill of Rights</a>, for the people, by the people.

Let's see what happens next. Keep fighting, and know your enemies.

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Anonymous No. 21982 2018-03-31 : 22:19

Just pick up the phone and force them to sell at zero on their shares and break them up.

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